Last week we learned all about Marco Polo and the Silk Route. We read Marco Polo A Journey Through China by Fiona MacDonald. Marco Polo traveled halfway around the world on a search for rare plants, medicines, spices, silk, wool, glassware, metalware, ceramics, porcelain, and bronze. He traveled to the east collecting goods then returned them to his shop in Venice to sell.
The boys made a fun craft using spices. Favorite spices imported into Europe from India and the Spice Islands include ginger, nutmeg, black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon.
They made a spice map. I printed out a map of the silk road, then the boys made a collage with it using spices.